Two-year-old Rose Harris is mesmerized by a Sphynx cat named Cibel at last year’s Vancouver Island Pet Expo at Pearkes arena.

Two-year-old Rose Harris is mesmerized by a Sphynx cat named Cibel at last year’s Vancouver Island Pet Expo at Pearkes arena.

Pet expo at Pearkes

We call them our best friends, our fur babies, our adoptive hairy children.

We call them our best friends, our fur babies, our adoptive hairy children. They’re our much-loved pets, and they’re the focus of a two-day expo this weekend at Pearkes recreation centre.

While pets aren’t welcome at the Vancouver Island Pet Expo, mom and dad have their selection of pet-friendly toys and products from 75-plus vendors.

Watch Victoria Police canine unit members strut their stuff, enjoy the wacky weiner dog races and get a kick out of Annie the counting dog.

And there’s offerings for non pet owners, too. Members from a number of local pet adoption agencies will be available for adoption consultations.

Partial proceeds from the event help to support the Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders.

The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday (May 21) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more info, visit vancouverislandpetexpo.com.

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